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The Crow’s Nest: The Arians Hire

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Source: Bucs, Cardinals swap picks as part of Bruce Arians deal
Bruce Arians is ending his retirement to become the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Tuesday night.

How Cubs manager Joe Maddon helped recruit Bruce Arians to the Bucs
Maddon and Arians grew up about 100 miles apart in Pennsylvania and a dinner at his south Tampa restaurant helped talk the Cardinals coach out of retirement.

Bruce Arians getting the band back together, Bowles to be Bucs’ defensive coordinator
Bruce Arians’ coaching staff in Tampa Bay will look a lot like his coaching staff in Arizona.

Buccaneers hire Bruce Arians as new coach, reportedly compensate Cardinals with draft pick
Arians is unretiring for the chance to coach Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers

Will Arians Get A Run Game?
So now the Bucs have arguably the best quarterback guru in the NFL. What next?

“I Don’t Care How Old He Is, He Relates To Young Players.”
In a hiring season dominated by a get-the-hot-young-guy mentality, the Buccaneers went with the grandpa of candidates with a long list of health-related baggage.